Arts Funding & Cycling Access

Well, the year started off slow, but accelerated quickly. The first week of school is over, and January seems to be zooming by. And, just as we are, Hamilton is carrying on as usual.

If you’re interested in Hamilton’s role in the arts, you might consider attending the public meeting to discuss Arts Investment in Hamilton, coming this month. Hosted by the Arts Advisory Commission (AAC), the meeting will be held from 7 to 9 pm on January 28 at the Central Library on York Boulevard. AAC’s Arts Funding Task Force will use this time to share its findings and draft recommendations with the community before they present the final report to Council this spring. The event is open to the public, so be sure to attend if you have any input on this very important issue.

And if you’re an avid cyclist, you may have noticed the addition of new bike lanes on King St. W, between Macklin St. and Paradise Rd. This is all a part of ‘Shifting Gears – Hamilton’s Cycling Master Plan’, which began implementation in 2009. Included in the plan for Ward 1 were the cycling lanes on Longwood between Main and King, as well the lane on Sanders that you may be familiar with. We can expect to see the route on King to continue as far as Cline Ave sometime this spring.